My hope for you

Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Identity

who are you?
the world-
that which is at
enmity with God-
tells you your
identity resides in your:
sexual preferences
transitory feelings
job/career
bank account
fame
material possessions
influence
power
physical appearance
talents
but.....
is that really true?
we search
looking for.....what?
what makes me.... ME
in reality
each one of us is
wounded:
born into original sin
with darkened intellects
weakened wills
self -centered tendencies
in a word: sinners
then as we grow up
we encounter
other's sins of
omission or commission-
inflicting wounds in our
tender hearts
even in the best of families-
then we respond
out of our own interpretations
with our own sins of
omission or commission
then the evil one...and
yes he really does exist-
who originally led others to
hurt you-
lies to you about.... you..
your faults, value, defects
mostly that you are
unlovable
nothing special
loser.....otherwise...you
wouldn't be treated that way
leads you to look for
your identity in exterior things or
inward feelings........something...
anything to be special
important....lovable...and
not alone
needing to be loved
all the while combatting the
feelings of rejection whether from
others or yourself
with the logical results of
confusion
lonliness
self-pity
anger
rebellion
self-absorption and
any or all supposed
thinking/behavior that
brings you relief and that
feeling of being different
but......all.that is NOT the
TRUE YOU
yes, they are what you
hang your hat on....but
you are more than
all those things put together
you are the Beloved
Created to share....Intimately...
in the very Nature of the Trinity
formed by the very
Personal Decision of  the Father Himself
to be His Adopted Son or Daughter
to experience His Love
to cherish the realization that
Jesus, the Father's only begotten Son,
suffered extreme torture
a horrible, unjust death
stripped of all dignity
why?
for YOU....because
you are worth it
you are special
one of a kind and
He Loves You Passionately
THAT'S WHO YOU ARE
so..........
don't believe the lies
don't follow the world's thinking
don't settle for less
don't look elsewhere because
you won't find
your true self or happiness in
feelings or externals
but only in THE TRUTH:
YOU..... ARE .....HIS.... BELOVED!
you can receive that Truth by
receiving Jesus....so....
just ask Him to:
reveal Himself to you.
let you His experience His Love for you
forgive you
come into your heart
be yoiur Lord and Savior to
find healing and freedom and
thrive in that Identity
now and forever

Reflection/Discussion:
-How have you been wounded by others?
-Begin to be free by forgiving? Ask for the Grace.
-What have you hung your identity on in the past?
-Reject the lies in the name of Jesus.
-Ask and find support in your new life.
-How can you make the time each day to pray and read the Word?

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